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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
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Description:

While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...

While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.

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Phantom of the Opera was intense. I have read some negative reviews due to the sound quality, but I had no problems. This local theater is a true treasure for the community and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LoganTame
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San Francisco, California

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142 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the Jersey Boys performance last Sunday and strained mightily to hear the dialogue and songs of the performers. First I thought it was only me but when I asked my friends, they were experiencing the same thing. We were seated on the balcony level but in the first row looking directly at center stage. There's no reason for such... More 

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Watsonville, California
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191 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Jersey Boys in this beautiful setting. Sound was fine, despite other complaints. Had Orchestra seats row P and were perfect for this wonderful musical. A walk down Market, but in afternoon matinee, was fine. Plenty of time for nice dinner after!

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Thank Kerryloves2travel
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phantom of the Opera was intense. I have read some negative reviews due to the sound quality, but I had no problems. This local theater is a true treasure for the community and those traveling through.

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Thank LoganTame
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always hosting great shows and generally they crowd and staff make for a great experience. Rarely if ever have I had issues with the Orpheum. If I have to say any place for improvement is on occasion the sound is off. Like many of the old theaters that can always be a challenge.

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Thank Frank S
San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

By far the worst sound system I have heard in a theater. I've been many times and will not go again. At the intermissions of both National companies of MATILDA and IF/THEN, all I heard was "Do you understand anything they are saying or singing?" I suppose if I were in the front orchestra I might get a better grip... More 

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Thank George M
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Just saw phantom of the opera here and really enjoyed the play as well as the theater. The music was great and the theater was very fitting.

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Thank Skywalker102014
San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have seen everything here from West Side Story to Wicked to Once. It is a gorgeous theater with excellent traveling companies.

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Thank cdptraveler
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Local theaters are a dying breed in SF and elsewhere. This is a fine theater with a checkerboard of good and mediocre programming. If there is a current showing of something that interests you, then please go to this venue that was once one of the anchors is a terrific local theater district,

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Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to see If/Then with Idina Menzel and it was a great experience. The neighborhood does not showcase SF at its best. Found parking close by and discovered there is a BART station nearby so will try that next time. Had seats in the mezzanine and was able to see very well and the sound system was good. Ladies room... More 

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Los Banos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The Orpheum in San Francosco is one of the most gorgeous theatres I've been to. Went November 28 for the play "If / Then" with Idina Menzel. The staff that works at Orpheum are kind and well informed. They make the time spent there really nice. Parking was a couple blocks away across street. Loved it!

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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